A cold front extending from the same storm system dumping snow on the Northwest has invaded the Desert Southwest, which brought dust storms to the Phoenix area. The dust storms, though intense, are fairly short-lived.
The storms caused a multiple vehicle pileup on route 347 Thursday afternoon; no serious injuries were reported. AccuWeather.com Meteorologist John Gresiak said that the observations from Sky Harbor Airport did not indicate any blowing dust, but did show wind gusts of 25-30 mph which could have caused blowing dust in some areas.
Ice, rain and snow are slamming the United States from Texas to Maine.
Thunderstorms in parts of the South this weekend may become strong enough to threaten lives and property.
As California heads into its third consecutive dry winter with no relief in sight, firefighters continue to battle a late-fall blaze in Big Sur.
Similar to the days prior to Thanksgiving, the worst weather will focus on the days prior to Christmas as millions of travelers take to the roads and skies in the U.S. and southern Canada.
An abrupt and abnormal cold wave gripped parts of southeastern Texas in early December, catching many off-guard, including two native Southern California bobcats recently transferred to the area.
Wintry and violent weather will avoid central Pennsylvania through the weekend.
Des Moines, IA (1990)
Freezing drizzle with a temperature of -2 degrees F.
Richmond, VA (1942)
-1 degree F earliest ever below zero.
Wind gusts to 91 mph across the San Joaquin Valley - hundreds of cars and trucks buried by blowing dust.